Dave's IEP is Friday and have some ?s
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|Thu, 08-28-2003 - 11:54am|
Pretty much here is the deal. I pretty much expect that he will not qualify for services. His language was fine, his speech has some difficulties particularly with s blends but nothing to severe I guess (particularly in a quiet testing environment, quite hard to understand conversationally), and the private OT we had done showed no fine motor delays but a number of sensory issues and recommended OT. He also has a number of behavioral issues I will get more into in a minute. However he has no cognitive or language delays, in fact he could be considered advanced. Out state and this school are notorious for only providing services to children with significant language or cognitive delays. As a matter of fact until recently motor skills difficulties were not considered a stand alone service so a child with CP who had no other delays than motor could concievably not qualify. Mike in preschool showed more behavioral difficulties during his testing and he did not qualify.
I have taken him to a number of professionals who say no ASD (he is way to interactive with them and adults in general, he is mostly interactive with other kids too, but that varies), but can't quite figure out what is up with him.
Here's the problem. I reading Candes post about how children should learn a behavior in less than 6 months. Well as you know we have had significant difficulties with David's behavior. Mostly hyperactivity and aggressions though he has also hoarded food, breaks things and occasionally lines things, mostly in piles around the playroom or the big boxes. Not a very organized thing. I have a very difficult time taking him anywhere. If he is waiting or there are a large number of people around. He pulls and runs away, becomes aggressive or really withdrawn. When putting him in school he became really withdrawn not really interacting much at all, but followed all the rules and went to all the activities. HE would interact when asked too and would play with the saem toys as other kids, though I am not sure if he really interacted. He does at times but not always. The teacher was concerned that he had no language. When I worked in the class he did have outbursts. Typically that is the way it goes. When mom is around and he gets overstimulated he gets hyper and aggressive. When mom is not around he becomes withdrawn. He gets overstimualted mostly in crowds. At my in laws when all the cousins come over he is usually hiding on the side of the house or in a car crashing into the adults chairs. At McD's he is fine if it is just us, but the transformation is incredible as soon as another group of kids show up and usually I have to catch him and drag him out.
So, do I fight for services? DO I just keep working with him at home on SI stuff and behaviors and hope for the best when he goes to school? Since I had 2 other kids with issues I was used to this and planned on treating him myself until school anyway. I was starting to think he was just a spirited kid and I needed to work harder on him myself, but I read a lot of Dave in the previous post.
OK, To long, but I need to make some decisions in the next couple of days.